Burning of Charlestown

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“This picture was drawn by a British engineer at the time of the battle. The view is from Copp’s Hill, in Boston, looking north. A British battery on Copp’s Hill fired across the water and set the town on fire. The smoke of the battle is seen on the hill behind the town. The wind was south-west, and carried the smoke eastward over the Mystic River."—Coffin, 1879


Coffin, Charles Carelton The Boys of '76 (Franklin Square, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1879)


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